10 Rarest Dog Breeds in the World

Bedlington Terrier

The Bedlington Terrier is a breed of small dog named after the mining town of Bedlington, Northumberland in North East England.

Originally bred to hunt vermin the Bedlington Terrier has since been used in dog racing, numerous dog sports, as well as in conformation shows and as a companion dog.

It was first documented about 200 years ago, although back then the breed was known as the Rothbury Terrier.

They were bred on the border of England and Scotland and most used for hunting.

Closer to the 19th century the popularity of the dogs increased. That's when they acquired their familiar, refined and sophisticated appearance.

Interestingly, at some point breeders started to fight. Some have tried to keep the hunting qualities of the breed.

Others wanted to breed dogs with a soft, flexible nature to enable them to be adopted as pets.

We can't say who won this battle, but today the Bedlington Terriers are one of the most expensive and rare dog breeds.

They're especially popular among the aristocrats. When you look at this amazing dog with cropped curly hair, you can't really be surprised.

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